College Point is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, New York. It is a mainly residential area, built up like many of the city’s towns with some commercial and industrial zones. The neighborhood is surrounded by the East River on its north side and Flushing Bay on its west, meaning it is the perfect place to visit if you and your pooch enjoy walks with a view. Two of the greenways in College Point, MacNeil and Powell’s Cove Parks, are on the riverfront, giving your furry friend a green space to explore while you enjoy stunning views of Whitestone Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
The neighborhood also has dog-friendly amenities by way of pet stores with essentials like pet food and waste bags and groomers such as Lola’s Grooming Salon for the pampered pooches. College Point has everything you and your little BFF need to enjoy a fun day out.
As a central city location, College Point is mostly artificial, occupied by houses and businesses. As such, its terrain is that of a residential area with flat and even sidewalks, perfect for casual walks around the leafy streets with your pooch. Sneakers or sandals are fine footwear for walking this area, meaning you can go straight from wandering the streets with your dog, to browsing the shops on College Point Boulevard.
Despite its closeness to Manhattan, College Point is known for its small town persona that offers a place of seclusion in the city that never sleeps. If you wish to escape the hustle and bustle of central New York living to give yourself a chance to relax and your doggo a real run around, then College Point is the place to come. Just remember to wrap up warm in the winter as College Point, like the rest of New York, often gets snow.
The largest greenway in College Point is the famous MacNeil Park that sits on the waterfront, overlooking the East River. MacNeil Park provides something for everyone with a playground, basketball courts and baseball fields, kayak and canoe launch sites, and places to eat. What’s more, MacNeil Park has its own dog-friendly area where your little friend can run free with other dogs without a leash. So whether you are coming to make the most of the activities on offer or just to escape suburbia and soak up the views, you can do so knowing your pooch is going to love it too!
There are numerous other parks in College Point including Powell’s Cove Park, College Point Fields, and Poppenhusen Playground which offer green spaces for your pooch to enjoy while on a leash. Powell’s Cove Park in particular is worth a visit, offering brilliant views of the Bronx Whitestone Bridge and Powell Cove.